Jul 23, 2016

Foreign families in Tokyo to host children affected by 2011 quake

A number of foreign families in the greater Tokyo area will join a summer homestay program starting July 31 to host children from single-parent homes affected by the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan. The nonprofit Mother Link Japan, which has organized the initiative, says ...

Jul 20, 2016

Ibaraki-centered M5 quake rocks Tokyo area but no tsunami alert

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook eastern Japan Wednesday morning, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, which struck at around 7:25 a.m., was centered on southern Ibaraki Prefecture and shook buildings ...

Jun 30, 2016

Nepal to speed up aid grants to quake victims

Nepal’s government has agreed to provide aid grants in two instead of three installments to people who lost their homes in last year’s devastating earthquake. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli made the announcement after the main opposition party protested in parliament for days demanding ...

Jun 13, 2016

Quake risks rise in areas along Nankai Trough: report

The probability of a strong earthquake occurring in areas along the Nankai Trough within 30 years has risen by 1 to 2 percentage points, a new report has found. A quake measuring lower 6 or stronger on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 ...